Astronomy(E.J. Zita:  EJZ) with Stars, Sky, and Culture (SSC) (LLyn DeDanaan:  LD) Get some good 10x50 binoculars for class: 50 mm aperture, with tripod adaptor (and tripod, if possible.)Click here for a local supplier.

NOTICE ROOM CHANGES 28.March.98 and please stay alert for other updates throughout the quarter. Weekly details are in the Syllabus.

Students who do good project research this quarter may be able to continue their work in summer contracts with Zita. Let's discuss it near the end of spring quarter.
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  • separate schedules for Astro and SSC
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  • EVENTS and updates ("Are we observing tonight?")



    Astronomy and Stars, Sky, and Culture all meet together for workshops and observing, at the green times below.  Astronomy also meets with Zita at the BLUE times, and Stars, Sky, and Culture (SSC) also meets at the red times. Click here to see separated schedules.

    Friday (no class)
    9-12 am:  SSC lectures on Culture (LD) in Library 2205
    10-12 am: Astronomy and SSC videos, guest speakers, and other workshops in Lecture Hall 5 or CAB 110
    10-12: Astro group Project work and SSC peer Triad meetings in Library 2205/2218 

    Zita's office hours in Lab I, Rm 1005


    SI Colloquia in Lab I, Rm 1047

    4-6 pm Faculty Seminar (no class)
    Governance:  no class
    2-5 pm:  Joint astronomy Workshop Explorations (EJZ for both Astro and SSC) in Lab I Rm 1047 (occasionally moving to CAL 3:30-5:30) 1:15-4:00: Quantum contract, then meet with teaching assistants
    6-8 pm:  Astronomy (EJZ) 
    Library 1316 (and occasionally CAL in Lab II) 
    6-8:  SSC: Archaeoastronomy Seminar (LD) in Lib. 4004
    8-11 pm: Observing:  Library 4004 8-11 pm: Observing:  Library 4004 with Carl Zambuto



    week chapter topics workshops
    1 1 Discovering the night sky Solar motion and Lunar phases 
    2 2 Gravitation and the waltz of the planets Jupiter's moons
    3 3 Telescopes build a refracting telescope
    4 4 Light spectroscopy
    5 9-10 Our Sun, and the nature of Stars field trip to UW
    midquarter conferences
    sextants and Venus tracking 
    7 11-12 Lives and Deaths of stars present your team's poster at the Science Fair 
    8 14-15 Galaxies and the Milky way parallax and Hipparcos
    9 17 Cosmology Field trip to observatories and dark skies in Eastern Washington?
    10 your student project presentations Star Party and end-of-program potluck at Carl Zambutto's place

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    Last modified: 23.April 1998